Mary Shelley; Frankenstein; kinematografia; powieść angielska
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
M. Piechota, M. Janoszka, O. Kalarus (red.), “Dziedzictwo romantyczne : o (nie)obecności romantyzmu w kulturze współczesnej” (s. 151-162). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
The novel Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley, showed man’s fears connected with civilizationprogress. The very work, gaining fast popularity among readers, has become an importantvoice in a discussion on human being’s possibilities and borders one should not go beyond. Thecharacters of Victor Frankenstein and his monster are referred to in debates concerning biomedicalexperiments. Shelley’s work also influence the image of an artificial human being shown infilms. The aim of the article is to trace how the scheme connected with the history of doctorFrankenstein is realized in films, and to what an extent the influence of Shelley’s novel can be noticed.At the same time, it is proved that Frankenstein permanently inscribes in modern culture.